Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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E-waste day, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., free disposal of electronic items offered by Catholic Charities and held at Holy Family Church, 66 North Ave., Sanford. Any usable items will be sold at the thrift shop and other items will be recycled.
Holistic mystic fair, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with healers, spiritualists, shamans, psychic mediums and more. Held at Hilton Garden Inn, Great Falls Plaza, Auburn. Admission is $5 with individual services priced separately. Free workshops are also offered.
Annual Homecoming picnic, noon, at the Two Lights State Park picnic pavilion. Worship service will be held at 10:45 a.m. Sunday at the Church of the Nazarene, 499 Ocean House Road, Cape Elizabeth.
"Living Fearlessly," 1 to 4 p.m., meditation workshop with American Buddhist monk Kelsang Pawo. Held at The Heart Opening, 227 Congress St., Portland. The fee is $25, $15 for students and seniors. Call (508) 979-8277 or visit www.MeditationInMaine.org.
LOVE 146 co-founder Rob Morris will speak at 8:30, 10 and 11:30 a.m., at The Rock Church of Greater Portland, 66 Gorham Road, Scarborough. Morris will explain LOVE 146 and encourage action against modern-day slavery and exploitation of children.
Blue Mass, 10 a.m., annual service recognizing law enforcement, fire and emergency personnel. Sen. Susan Collins and other dignitaries will attend. Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Cumberland Avenue, Portland. At about 9:20 a.m., a procession of federal, state and local public safety personnel will walk from Federal Street to the cathedral.
Meditative Walk, open 4 to 7:30 p.m., with the indoor Chartres-style labyrinth, allow about 30 minutes. Trinity Episcopal, 580 Forest Ave., rear entrance, Portland. Call 772-7421 for more information.
"Bidder 70," 7 p.m., movie and discussion about University of Utah student Tim de Christopher and civil disobedience in the name of climate change. Unitarian Universalist Church 60 School St., Saco. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the suggested donation is $5 to $10.
Friday and Saturday
"Making the Widow's Heart Sing," annual conference with keynote speaker Miriam Neff and 12 workshops covering topics such as dealing with grief and loneliness, finances and social services. Held at East Auburn Baptist Church in Auburn. Information and registration forms can be found at EABCministries.com.
Western Maine Christian Men, second annual conference, 7 to 9 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Oxford Advent Christian Church, 1122 Main St. (Route 26), Oxford. Featured are several workshops and speakers, including Michael Heath of Helping Hands Ministry, Pastor Will Kahkonen of Victory Christian Church and Pastor Dr. Robert Boumier of Harvest Hill Church. Admission is $15 on Saturday which includes lunch.
Community tag sale to benefit Haiti, 9 a.m. to noon, no early birds. Episcopal Church of St. Mary the Virgin, 43 Foreside Road., Falmouth.
Holy Grounds Coffee House, with Heavenly Sound and Ali Kyle opening for Jessi McKinnon. Located at 1047 Congress St., Portland.